Flying Without Wings
Every new day is a miracle. There is a chance for your fortunes to change, blessings to fall upon you like rain. You may see a new mercy, sing a new song, or feel joy like you’ve never felt before. I am thankful that today, you’ve picked up my novel and decided to read it.
Not every day of my life has been blessed with good health and fortune. In fact, many of my days have been filled with suffering and loneliness. From my diagnosis with a rare disease while I was still in infancy, to the surgeries I’ve had to undergo as a result and the sleepless nights filled with gruelling pain I’ve had to suffer through, I have had some bad luck in my life.
But out of it has come the ability to write truths, a deeper appreciation for the life I live, and above all, an overwhelming gratitude for the people with whom I share this life. I believe that writing this book presents me with an opportunity to thank them publicly, and I’d like to gratefully take it.
First and foremost, I would like to thank God for the profuse blessings that He has showered upon me and the joy I’ve experienced in this life. I would also like to thank my parents and my sister for their unstinting love and support all through my life. Not everyone is as graced as I am with a family who loves and cares for me the way you do. Without you I would be lost.
I would like to thank my doctors who have stood by my side and taken incredible risks to give me a full, healthy life, and find me a reprieve from my pain. Dr Dennis Lox, thank you for your expertise and the countless hours you’ve devoted to my case. Also, thank you for making me laugh on some of the darkest days of my life. Your care for me has strengthened me beyond belief. To Dr Saminathan Suresh Nathan, my gratitude for the years of study and expertise you have attained which lead me to you, is beyond what words can communicate. Your work has changed my life for the better. I am beyond grateful.
And finally, I would like to thank you, dear reader, for opening this book. It is not every day that gives birth to a project of passion. It is not every day that a man can wake up to see one of his dreams realized for all to behold and enjoy. What you are reading today is a product of my passion, one of my dreams brought to life. So today is an incredible day. Thank you for reading. I hope you enjoy this book.